As an experienced Las Vegas personal injury law firm, we have handled cases from auto accidents to worker’s compensation cases, and everything in between. Regardless of the circumstances of your injuries, there are several steps that you should take before filing a personal injury claim to ensure that you and your personal injury attorneys can give you the best chance at winning your case and recovering any damages that you may be owed. As you file a personal injury claim, keep these tips in mind:
1. See A Doctor For Medical Care
The most important thing to do after you have been injured is to take care of yourself and see a doctor for medical care even if you don’t immediately notice any injuries. It is quite common for individuals to walk away from a car accident or a bad fall without any noticeable pain only to realize days later that they have more serious injuries than previously thought.
2. Document Everything
When filing a personal injury claim, it is important to keep documentation like photos, videos, and written descriptions of the events including police reports if necessary. Documentation will become important if the at-fault party denies responsibility for causing your injuries.
3. Find Out If Your Case Is Viable With A Free Consultation
One thing that you want to avoid after an injury is starting the process of filing a claim only to find out that you don’t have a viable case. Now, this doesn’t mean that your injuries aren’t valid, only that there may be a reason why a personal injury firm would decline to take the case. These reasons could be that there isn’t proof of individual fault, that the case is not financially viable (it would cost more than you could realistically recover), or that you did not file a claim within the statute of limitations.
Always meet with an attorney for a free consultation to understand what your options are and if you have a viable personal injury case. Do you think you have a claim? You can schedule a FREE consultation here.
4. Act Within The Local Statutory Rules And Time Limits
In Nevada, the legal time frame for filing a personal injury claim is two (2) years from the accident. It is important to file your claim within this window because a court will refuse to hear any claim filed after the statute of limitations has expired.
5. Work With An Attorney To File A Personal Injury Claim
If you have ever had to deal with legal proceedings before, then you understand how much paperwork can be involved in the process. You probably also understand how important it is to avoid making mistakes on those documents as mistakes could cost you time, money, and credibility while filing a claim. Working with an experienced legal team can help ensure that your claim is filed without a hitch as attorneys stay on top of filing dates, fees, and processes so that you don’t have to.